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  • CHAKTHIP SAYS 1 DETAINED OVER DEADLY HEIST, BUT COPS WON’T DISCUSS IT

    DEADLY HEISTPolice officials on Monday won’t comment on the national police chief’s announcement that one person was questioned in connection with an armed robbery that left three people dead two weeks ago. As pressure from the public and media is mounting for progress, national police commissioner Chakthip Chaijinda said Sunday that...

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    DEADLY HEIST

    Police officials on Monday won’t comment on the national police chief’s announcement that one person was questioned in connection with an armed robbery that left three people dead two weeks ago.

    As pressure from the public and media is mounting for progress, national police commissioner Chakthip Chaijinda said Sunday that a man who “shared several characteristics” with the masked gunman was detained for inquiries in the border province of Nong Khai.

    “Our investigators found the man who shared several characteristics of the robber’s profile, including his bag, so we invited him for questioning and collected his DNA,” Gen. Chakthip said. “It’s not confirmed whether the man is the robber.”

    He added, “We just suspected him because he was found at a suspicious location.”

    But by Monday, police in Nong Khai distanced themselves from the claim.

    Nong Khai police chief Surachai Sangkaphat said it’s not his team who has taken the person into custody, while Suppatee Boonkrong, the province’s investigator, said he doesn’t know which team carried out the operation.

    Calls to police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen went unanswered as of publication time.

    Speaking on Saturday, Chakthip refused to reveal more details about the person of interest, including his name and the exact location where he was found.

    Nonetheless, he said police have made considerable progress, having reviewed more than 1,000 security cameras across nine provinces.

    Chakthip went as far as pledging to arrest the preparator within the next seven days.

    “I want to say to the preparator that the police have given you 10 days to hand yourself in,” Chakthip said. “If you still haven’t repent to your crimes, we’ll come to get you.”

    The masked gunman shot seven people during a gold store heist in Lopburi City on Jan. 9, killing three of them before making off with about 500,000 baht worth of gold necklaces. The fatalities include a 3-year-old boy.

    The bounty for the suspect soared to 600,000 baht as of Monday with contributions from the police, the gold shop, and members of the public.

     

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    20 January 2020
    National
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=136028
  • 2 TOURISTS SWEPT OFF ROAD BY LOOSE CABLE

    LOOSE CABLEPolice on Monday said they are investigating who was responsible for a hanging cable that nearly decapitated a foreign motorcyclist yesterday. Christina Serma Gandia from Spain suffered a deep cut on her throat after she was knocked down by a telephone wire spanning across the road while riding a rented...

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    LOOSE CABLE

    Police on Monday said they are investigating who was responsible for a hanging cable that nearly decapitated a foreign motorcyclist yesterday.

    Christina Serma Gandia from Spain suffered a deep cut on her throat after she was knocked down by a telephone wire spanning across the road while riding a rented motorcycle with a fellow tourist on Kanchanaburi-Dan Ma Kham Tia Road, police said.

    The passenger, Ana Clara Moncada from Argentina, narrowly missed the cable and suffered minor injuries from falling off the bike, according to police.

    Kanchanaburi City police said both tourists are being treated at a hospital. The police would find out which company owned the cable, which they believed might have been snapped from the pole by a passing truck.

    Multiple electric and telephone wires that strung along Thailand’s roads occasionally cause serious and even deadly accidents. In July, a motorcyclist in Bangkok was cut in his throat by a hanging cable and killed.

    Just four months earlier, a woman in Nong Bua Lamphu had a similar accident but survived with a deep wound on her throat.

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    National
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=136024
  • Thai girl arrested while on Tinder date at Wat Pho

    Tinder dateThai girl arrested while on Tinder date at Wat Pho A Thai girl was arrested while she was hanging out with a foreign boy at Wat Pho, Bangkok. The couple met on Tinder, the world-famous dating application. While they were exploring the temple she gave him information on interesting facts...

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    Tinder date

    Thai girl arrested while on Tinder date at Wat Pho

    A Thai girl was arrested while she was hanging out with a foreign boy at Wat Pho, Bangkok. The couple met on Tinder, the world-famous dating application.

    While they were exploring the temple she gave him information on interesting facts of the temple, they were both shocked when the girl got arrested with charges of being an illegal tour guide.

    She ended up paying a 2,000 THB fine.

    The story went viral on Thai twitter after a friend of the girl in the incident shared the events online.

    The girl was arrested by an official from the Tourist Police who claimed she was acting as an illegal tour guide for the foreign boy.

    The twitter user wanted to share that any Thai person taking a tourist to an attraction is considered that you’re acting as a tour guide without permission to do so.

    The tweet stated “#touristpolice arrested my friend and she was fined 2,000 THB. The officer told her that a Thai person taking a foreigner to an attraction and giving them information about the attraction is considered illegal.

    She had to pay the fine right away and did not receive any proof of payment, What?”.

    The twitter user tweeted again stating “I called 1155 and asked whether you could take a foreign friend on your travels. The phone operator said you could as long as you don’t give any information to the friend.

    Because the act of giving information is considered acting as a guide. For example, if a foreign friend asks you “What is the reclining Buddha?” and you answer the question, then you can be arrested right away. This is funny and not good!

    I guess I can’t take anyone anywhere because apparently having a conversation is illegal”. What’s your opinion on the incident? Have any of your Thai friends gotten in trouble while traveling with you in Thailand?

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    National
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=136020
  • Prince Harry expresses ‘great sadness’ following news he and Meghan are no longer working members of royal family

    Prince HarryPrince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, expressed “great sadness” Sunday evening in his first public statement since Buckingham Palace announced he and his wife, Meghan, would give up their royal titles and would not represent the Queen as working members of the royal family. “The UK is my home and a place that I love,”...

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    Prince Harry

    Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, expressed “great sadness” Sunday evening in his first public statement since Buckingham Palace announced he and his wife, Meghan, would give up their royal titles and would not represent the Queen as working members of the royal family.

    “The UK is my home and a place that I love,” Harry said in a speech at a charity event in London. “That will never change.”

    “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” he said. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”

    “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding,” he said. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible.”

    Earlier in this month, the couple announced they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, split their time between the United Kingdom and North America and work toward becoming financially independent.

    Under the agreement announced Saturday, Harry and Meghan will also pay back 2.4 million pounds (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money used to renovate their home, Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor estate.

    Harry made the remarks at a dinner for Sentebale, the charity he started in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help AIDS orphans.

    “I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am,” Harry said Sunday of his family’s future.

    “But I hope that helps you understand what it had come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.”

    “I was born into this life,” he said, “and it is a great honor to serve my country and the Queen.”

    “When I lost my mum 23 years ago, you took me under your wing,” he said, referring to Princess Diana, who died in August 1997 after a car she was in crashed while being pursued by members of the paparazzi.

    “You’ve looked out for me for so long,” Harry said, “but the media is a powerful force, and my hope is one day our collective support for each other can be more powerful because this is so much bigger than just us.”

    “I will always have the utmost respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief, and I am incredibly grateful to her and the rest of my family for the support they have shown Meghan and I over the last few months.”

     

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    20 January 2020
    International
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=136017
  • Brit tourist feared to be first westerner struck down by mysterious coronavirus

    Brit touristBrit tourist feared to be first westerner struck down by mysterious coronavirus Tourist Ash Shorley is feared to be the first westerner to be struck down by the mysterious coronavirus that has spread from China to Thailand A British holidaymaker in Thailand is feared to be the first western victim...

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    Brit tourist feared to be first westerner struck down by mysterious coronavirus

    Tourist Ash Shorley is feared to be the first westerner to be struck down by the mysterious coronavirus that has spread from China to Thailand

    A British holidaymaker in Thailand is feared to be the first western victim of the Chinese flu-like coronavirus.

    Paramedics raced Ash Shorley, 32, to a Phuket hospital after being struck down by a pneumonia-like infection spread to his lungs.

    He had to be transported from Koh Phi Phi island by boat as damage to his lungs stopped him from being airlifted as he would not cope with high-altitude travel.

    According to The Sun, Phuket doctors found his symptoms were similar to the dreaded Chinese coronavirus, which spread in recent weeks to Thailand.

    Doctors have put pipes into Ash’s back and drained about 2kg of fluid from his collapsed lungs.

    His parents Chris and Julie, both 55, are by his side.

    They said Ash was just “two days from death”.

    A GoFundMe page has since been set up on Chris and Julie’s behalf to raise £2,000 for Ash’s treatment.

    Fluid had to be drained from Ash’s lungs (Image: GoFundMe)

    Page organiser Tracey Marie said: “Ashley travelled to Thailand for a break and has ended up very poorly in hospital with a flu virus that has resulted in a collapsed lung and the possible need for an operation to remove the infected part of the lungs.

    “Although he has insurance, it won’t cover most of the costs for him or his family while they are over there with him.

    “Please dig deep and help him and his parents while they are stuck in Thailand until he is well enough to bring home.”

    The virus has struck down dozens in China (Image: STRINGER/EPA-EFE/REX)

    The number of people affected by the virus in China has jumped following 139 new cases and recorded the third death in the city of Wuhan.

    There are fears of an epidemic after the virus spread to Japan and has now struck down its first victim in South Korea.

    The World Health Organisation has warned hospitals across the globe that the virus could continue to spread.

     

     

     

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    National
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=136010
  • Love Island’s Amber Gill shows off her figure in a black bikini on luxury Thailand getaway with her co-stars

    Amber GillLove Island’s Amber Gill shows off her figure in a black bikini on luxury Thailand getaway with her co-stars She has had quite a dramatic year after winning Love Island, splitting up with partner Greg O’Shea and becoming a millionaire. But Amber Gill looked totally worry-free as she sizzled on her luxury...

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    Amber Gill

    Love Island’s Amber Gill shows off her figure in a black bikini on luxury Thailand getaway with her co-stars

    She has had quite a dramatic year after winning Love Island, splitting up with partner Greg O’Shea and becoming a millionaire.

    But Amber Gill looked totally worry-free as she sizzled on her luxury getaway at Surin Beach in Phuket on Saturday.

    The reality star, 22, gave a huge smile after swapping the Mallorcan villa for sun-soaked Thailand.

    Amber wore a black bikini and some hot denim shorts for a snap next to the clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

    She played with a pair of shades while showing off her toned physique.

    The Newcastle native later enjoyed a speed boat ride and a night at CircoLoco with fellow Islanders Francesca Allen and Anna Vakili.

    She posted the racy snaps on social media, captioning one: ‘I’m following the sun this year’.

    The former Islander recently weighed in on claims the show is embroiled in a ‘race row,’ claiming fans are just ‘looking for things to just out.’

    Speaking exclusively to MailOnline after releasing her newest edit with MissPap, the reality star also revealed that despite rumours of a romance with co-star Ovie Soko her love life is ‘non-existent,’ and she’s happily enjoying being single.

    Amber also praised Laura Whitmore’s debut as Love Island’s host after she stepped in for Caroline Flack, saying she’s the right ‘friendly, comforting’ presence to support the Islanders.

    Amber offered her take on claims that Love Island is in the midst of a race row, following outcry from fans that Leanne Amaning, 22, was the final girl to be coupled up in the launch show.

    Throwing her support behind her blossoming romance with Mike Boateng, 24, the Newcastle beauty said: ‘I think with Love Island people look for things to point out, a lot of people in my year didn’t have to vote.

    ‘You don’t really know what you’re doing so that situation is too hard for anyone who hasn’t been in that situation to comment on.

    ‘It’s a weird nerve-racking situation to put yourself into, ”should you pick this guy, should you pick the next guy.” I like them as a match anyway so I don’t even care.’

    Amber also said she’s tipping Mike and Leanne to win less than a week into the new Winter Series, the first since she was crowned champion in July.

    The former beautician added: ‘I love Mike and Leanne! I want them to win the whole thing and if they don’t, I’m gonna be mad. knew that Mike wants somebody else and then he went back so I’m happy now. I’m gonna put a bet on for them to win!

    Amber also praised the show’s stand-in host Laura Whitmore, who stepped in to present the series after Caroline announced she would be stepping down following her arrest for assault.

    She told MailOnline: ‘She’s good. I feel experiencing it myself they need somebody who’s friendly who’s comforting, you don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into, so I feel it’s somebody who’s friendly and makes you feel comfortable, so yeah I like her.’

     

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    International
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=136003
  • Late-night driver killed in Sattahip crash

    Sattahip crashA woman returning from a late-night flight died after crashing her car into a tree in Sattahip. Rattiyakorn Satjung, 37, died at the scene of the accident on Sukhumvit Road in front of MG Car Center in Najomtien around 3:30 a.m. Jan. 15. Her Bangkok-registered Ford Fiesta first hit a...

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    Sattahip crash

    A woman returning from a late-night flight died after crashing her car into a tree in Sattahip.

    Rattiyakorn Satjung, 37, died at the scene of the accident on Sukhumvit Road in front of MG Car Center in Najomtien around 3:30 a.m. Jan. 15.

    Her Bangkok-registered Ford Fiesta first hit a guidepost before careening into a Burmese padauk tree. Rattiyakorn’s luggage and passport were ejected from the car.

    Police speculated that Rattiyakorn had just returned from overseas on a late-night flight and fell asleep while driving home.

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    Pattaya News
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  • Pedestrian in Pattaya seriously injured after being hit by bus

    PedestrianA pedestrian has sustained serious injuries after being hit by a bus in Pattaya. Rescue workers were notified of the accident at 4:00 PM yesterday on Sukhumwit Road near Tesco Lotus department store. They arrived at the scene to find a Thai man aged around 50-60 years old who was...

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    Pedestrian

    A pedestrian has sustained serious injuries after being hit by a bus in Pattaya.

    Rescue workers were notified of the accident at 4:00 PM yesterday on Sukhumwit Road near Tesco Lotus department store.

    They arrived at the scene to find a Thai man aged around 50-60 years old who was unconscious. He was rushed to a local hospital.

    Nearby the rescue workers found the damaged bus. The driver, 55-year-old Somnuek Sanegern, was waiting at the scene.

    Mr. Somnuek said the vehicle in front of him had immediately stopped. Mr. Somnuek said he swerved and the pedestrian stepped out in front of his vehicle without warning.

    However, Pattaya Police are continuing their investigation and reviewing CCTV to determine the exact sequence of events.

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    Pattaya News
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=135996
  • Taxi driver causes Japanese tourist to have accident in Sri Racha, flees scene

    Japanese touristA 35-year-old Japanese tourist was forced to suddenly swerve out of the way of an erratically turning taxi in Pattaya this afternoon, crashing into roadside barriers and seriously damaging his vehicle. The taxi driver immediately fled the scene. Mr. Yohei Shuto, 35, driving a white Toyota caught the entire alarming...

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    Japanese tourist

    A 35-year-old Japanese tourist was forced to suddenly swerve out of the way of an erratically turning taxi in Pattaya this afternoon, crashing into roadside barriers and seriously damaging his vehicle. The taxi driver immediately fled the scene.

    Mr. Yohei Shuto, 35, driving a white Toyota caught the entire alarming incident on his dashcam.

    Mr. Yohei Shuto 35, after an accident in Sri Racha on January 19, 2020.

    An unidentified taxi driver in a green and yellow meter taxi cut across several lanes of traffic at high speed without warning, forcing Mr. Shuto to swerve out of the way, losing control and crashing into road barriers, seriously damaging his vehicle.

    The following photos show the incident that happened in a split second.

    Mr. Shuto was not injured in the accident, thankfully. However, the taxi driver immediately fled the scene. Mr. Shuto called police.

    Sri Racha police reviewed the footage and told The associated Pattaya press that Mr. Shuto’s version of events was accurate. They stated they are working on identifying the particular taxi from the dashcam footage and CCTV in the area and that the erratically driving taxi driver will be caught and brought to justice, being forced to pay for the damages and face legal charges for fleeing the scene of an accident.

    Update: Sriracha police have said the taxi driver has appeared in person and will be paying for the incident and a fine.

     

     

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    20 January 2020
    National
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=135989
  • Strict laws will be enforced on vehicles emitting black smoke

    vehicles emitting black smokeThe Department of Land Transport has stepped up efforts to put an end to black smoke being released by some trucks and passenger buses, to help reduce ultra-fine dust particles in the air. The Department of Land Transport is to send its inspectors to undertake random checks of trucks and...

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    vehicles emitting black smoke

    The Department of Land Transport has stepped up efforts to put an end to black smoke being released by some trucks and passenger buses, to help reduce ultra-fine dust particles in the air.

    The Department of Land Transport is to send its inspectors to undertake random checks of trucks and passenger buses on primary and secondary routes in Bangkok and neighboring provinces. Inspections will be conducted on a regular basis in various locations, such as Khlong Toei Port, Khlong Luang Commodity Transport Station, Rom Khao, Lad Krabang, Tiwanon Road, Lam Luk Ka Road, Borommaratchachonnani Road, Suwinthawong Road, Phahonyothin Road and Bang Na-Trad Road.

    Provincial transport offices will also dispatch officials to inspect the condition of passenger buses at bus stations and along primary and secondary routes. Drivers of buses with exhaust emissions that exceed the permitted PM2.5 levels, will face a fine of 5,000 baht. A ban will also be imposed on their vehicles until they are fixed and resubmitted for inspection. People can make complaints about vehicles emitting black exhaust fumes to the Department of Land Transport’s 1584 hotline. They can also submit their complaints via the department’s Line account and Facebook page.

     

     

     

     

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    19 January 2020
    National
    https://pattayaone.news/?p=135964